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September 12 2013

Recht auf Remix: Wie ein Trailer für Monty Pythons „Ritter der Kokosnuß” heute aussähe

Gerade erst hatte Leonard Dobusch beim Urheberkongress 2013 für ein „Recht auf Remix” plädiert. Seinen Kurzvortrag haben wie wir hier dokumentiert: „Geh wählen”, Life of Brian: Zwei Geschichten über Urheberrecht und Remix.

Nun zeigt sich, dass offenbar die Werke der Monty Pythons für Remixer besonders attraktiv sind. Youtube-Nutzer Stéphane Bouley hat einen modernen Trailer für den Monty-Python-Klassiker „Ritter der Kokosnuß” geschnitten und vertont, um auf die Schippe zu nehmen, dass Kinotrailer immer gleichförmiger werden (weil die Filmindustrie so risikoscheu ist, wie Keith Phipps argumentiert). Erneut ein großartiges Beispiel dafür, wie Remixes dem kulturellen Diskurs nützen können.

Der geneigte Leser/Zuschauer überzeuge sich selbst:

April 01 2012

New faces on Sgt Pepper album cover

Amy Winehouse, JK Rowling, Noel Gallagher, Mick Jagger and the Monty Python foot to feature in update of 1967 original

British pop artist Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures he most admires as he marks his 80th birthday.

Twiggy, Amy Winehouse, Grayson Perry, JK Rowling and even Monty Python's emblematic foot all feature in a reworked version of the 1967 cover created for his birthday celebrations.

Blake, often called the godfather of the British pop art scene, said: "I've chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends.

"I had a very long list of people who I wanted to go in but couldn't fit everyone in – I think that shows how strong British culture and its legacy of the last six decades is."

Singer Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, was "chuffed" to be included. "To be on there with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Mick Jagger and Paul Weller, just those three people alone, is amazing for me as I wouldn't put myself up with any of those," he said.

Rowling said: "Given that I've devoted quite a lot of time to gazing at the original Sgt Pepper album cover, you can perhaps imagine what it means to me to be featured."

Playwright Tom Stoppard said his inclusion was "an honour that outdoes delirium" while singer Elvis Costello said: "I always dreamed that I might one day stand in the boots of [Liverpool footballer] Albert Stubbins."

The original 1967 artwork also featured James Dean, Bob Dylan, Karl Marx and Marilyn Monroe.

The new version has been created for a special birthday celebration of Blake's life at Wayne Hemingway's Vintage festival at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, in July.

Hemingway, co-founder of the Red or Dead fashion brand, said: "The new artwork is a tribute to Britain's standing as the world's leading creative nation."

It was "an incredible honour" for Blake to "reimagine such an iconic work of art", he said, adding: "We are proud to be dedicating the Sunday at Vintage this year to celebrate his 80th birthday and creative and cultural legacy."

Terry Jones, the actor, director and original Python, said: "Monty Python is flattered to have had his foot selected, but there are better parts of his body available at very little cost."

The foot itself was borrowed by Terry Gilliam from Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, a work by 16th century Florentine painter Bronzino.

His Python co-star, Michael Palin, added: "It's a great tribute to a fine foot – just don't tell Bronzino or he'll want royalties."


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